It’s the other West Coast – but one that until recently got far less play in the broader modular world. Now, the folks at Random*Source are shipping years of work (including the involvement of creator Serge Tcherepnin himself) in a Eurorack module. It’s called the GTO, and behind a simple panel lurks a wild amount of possibilities. Real Serge in Euro. GTFO.
Sinevibes DENSE for KORG is here: four lush drifting oscillators
It reads like a “vintage” drifting oscillator, but it’s way more than that. KORG prologue, minilogue xd, and even the stupidly-affordable NTS-1 get a deep, lush 4-oscillator virtual analog gift in the form of Sinevibes’ new Dense.
Ableton gives away 90 Max for Live Devices and a complete tutorial with sets; plus RNBO vs M4L
You’ve seen various Max Devices for Ableton Live; ever wanted to try building your own? Ableton has just released a complete step-by-step tutorial with examples. And there are some 90 free Devices in there to play with and start to tweak, too.
A free frequency shifter – delay with a cow for Max for Live, and other shifter-delays
Teenage Engineering and Magnus Lindstrom created the innovation of using a cow to illustrate a frequency-shifting delay. Now you can get that free in Ableton Live if you don’t own an OP-1 – and now is a good time to mention all the shifter-delay action around in general. First, there’s Johny Maandag’s own CWO clone. […]
MycroG’s tiny 3D printed versions of keyboards and organs, stunningly realistic
Ever wished you had a tiny version of your favorite keyboard / organ so accurate that it would look at home next to the full-sized version of your favorite keyboard / organ? Well, apparently someone had that thought.
Soundtoys SuperPlate promises a full library of electromechanical plate reverbs in a plug-in
Now we’ve seen a first glimpse of what’s next from Soundtoys: massively expanding their reverb modeling to cover some nine massive electromechanical plate reverb units. SuperPlate is the long-hinted-at follow-up to the company’s terrific Little Plate.
T-Rex recreates the Binson Echorec Magnetic Disk Delay – look, it spins!
After working eight years on its development, the retro-obsessed boffins have recreated the Binson Echorec. That’s the rare mid-60s echo box beloved by Pink Floyd and The Shadows, in all its magnetic disk delay glory.
Audulus modular on iOS, macOS now lets you add your own DSP easily with Lua scripts
Love the power of modular but want to go even deeper? Audulus, the modular platform we’ve already been eyeing, now lets you use easy-to-understand Lua script code to add your own custom signal processors with its new DSP node.
Intellijel goes fully-patchable all-in-one synth with “performance-oriented” Cascadia
Semi-modular is the new modular. Intellijel is still in the business of making modules, but they now also offer the Cascadia desktop synthesizer. It’s one box, but packs loads of controls and 101 patch points.
A celebration of graphic scores and process
Now that machines can employ their own scores, perhaps it’s a perfect time for scores that are imaginative, graphical, uncertain – human. Graphème is a new magazine celebrating these creations, and one composer is even making the process of printing part of musical creation.